So, Astrid and I started the day after Em borrowed a lawn mower to make some sense of the backyard. We really need to buy a lawnmower, but that's supposed to be Em's area and I don't want to nag. I pulled up all the stuff I bought and laid down last summer to keep the grasses out of the garden beds and dileanate a border before Em mowed. All it did was get caught in the mower and the grasses grew right into it. We don't have "weird trash collection", so I'm not sure yet what to do with it. We also don't have a truck to drive it to the dump and Em doesn't sound willing to spend any money this year hiring someone to help with this kindof stuff.
Of course, her sand and water table were exposed to winter's dirt and bird poop, so washing was in order after an initial appraisal.
After all this, it was time for a bath and some inside activities.